View the action we are taking in 2022 and beyond to address issues impacting the community as a result of the opioid crisis below.
Overview of The Effort
The Adams County Opioid Council is working together to address the opioid crisis in Adams County. They were convened in accordance with a State MOU as a result of funding from legal settlements reached with Johnson & Johnson and the nation’s three largest drug distribution companies that fueled the opioid crisis and State’s Attorney General’s office.
As one of 19 regions in the state, Adams County (Region 8) has formed this Council to prioritize work to address the opioid crisis in alignment with the state-wide joint framework
and make decisions on how to distribute funds from the litigation settlement based on those prioritized needs.
How is the Adams County Region Planning on Using Funds?
In accordance with the allowable uses outlined in Exhibit A of the State MOU, the Adams County Opioid Council has identified what percentage of the funds available to the region for the first year will be allocated to specific categories. The specific strategies and programs that will be funded have not yet been determined. To learn more about the Adams County Opioid Abatement Grant click HERE.
For a more detailed dive into what goes into each of these categories, as well as the rationale behind how these allocations were determined, click the button below.
To learn more about the progress made to date, click the button below.
Click on the button below to see FAQs about this effort.
|Jody Nowicki, RMP Senior Director of Stakeholder Impact, serves as the Project Manager for this effort. Contact Jody at JodyNowicki@RMPBackbone.org with additional questions or to learn more.|